Thursday 2 January 2014

Who needs Mcdonalds...

Well it has been a busy few days, what with Christmas and New Year and there seems to have been a lack of cooking going on!! So today we decided it was indeed time to do away with the Christmas leftovers and make something yummy from scratch. 

We all decided on beef burgers, something simple that the girls could help me make and a much better alternative to Mcdonalds.


* 500 - 750g of fresh beef mince, depending on how many burgers you are wanting to make, I find the lean mince is better.
* tomato ketchup
* seasoning
* Bread rolls


* Break the mince up into a large bowl.

* Pour in around 2 tbsps of tomato ketchup and pinch of salt and pepper.

* Knead the ingredients together.

* Separate the mixture into 6-8 balls and create your burgers.

* Place under a preheated grill for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

Now I wasn't quick enough to get a finished picture because the girls ate the burgers before I had a chance to take a photo but you can see below that they did indeed help make their own burgers.

* Finish by placing in a roll with some lettuce, tomato and for me it wouldn't be a proper burger without some sliced gherkins!! 

Now we Hazeldens do like to have a good spicy meal sometimes so if you wanted to add a little spice to the burgers, you can always add in some finely chopped chillis or a tsp of chilli powder. And of course it doesn't have to be beef mince you could always make some tasty lamb or turkey burgers as well.



  1. Love homemade burgers, so much nicer than shop bought or takeaways, and so easy too! #recipeoftheweek

    1. very true, better tasting and cheaper to make, what's not to love x

  2. Great to get the girls involved!

    I personally cant deal with handling raw mince so these a no go for me but its a shame coz they sound bloody tasty!!!


    1. Oh no, maybe you could try doing it with some rubber gloves on?? x

  3. Yum sounds lovely, will have to try them :)

  4. Love this. Sounds great and I'm getting braver with how I cook meat for the kids (I'm veggie) so I might give this a go. Thanks very much for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I've Pinned and tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live now. Please do join in! :D


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